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Professor of Behavioural Economics, University of Tasmania

Swee-Hoon Chuah is a Professor of Economics at the University of Tasmania. Swee-Hoon holds a PhD in behavioural and experimental economics from the University of Nottingham in the UK, where she trained at the Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx). Prior to joining the University of Tasmania, she was an Associate Professor of Economics at RMIT Melbourne, where she was a co-founder of the Behavioural Business Lab (BBL). Her particular research interest is in cross-cultural experimental economics where she investigates the impact of factors such as values, race and religion on economic behaviour. She also uses experiments to study behaviour in online environments. Her work has attracted significant amounts of funding from governmental agencies and research councils in the UK and the US, and has been published in journals such as European Economic Review, Experimental Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Psychology and Theory and Decision.


  • 2019–present
    Professor, Economics, University of Tasmania
  • 2018–2019
    Associate Professor, Economics, RMIT
  • 2014–2017
    Senior Lecturer, Economics, RMIT
  • 2008–2014
    Lecturer, Economics, University of Nottingham


  • 2009 
    University of Nottingham, PhD
  • 2003 
    University of Nottingham, MBA
  • 1998 
    University of Technology, Sydney, LLB
  • 1998 
    University of Technology, Sydney, BBus